Have a Relaxing Weekend.

What are your plans for the weekend? Toby has been taking swimming lessons, and he is freaked out about putting his face underwater. I remember that exact feeling growing up! It’s hard to be little :) We’re also going here for dinner tonight, and I’m looking forward to a big bowl of cacio e pepe. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

Love this necklace.

In Germany, kids learn how to play with fire.

Leave it to Smitten Kitchen to make even broccoli pizza look delicious.

My friend gave me this perfume, and people on the street have been stopping me to ask about it!

Let’s go outside.

Loving these style hacks, especially the sailor cuff.

Have you heard of Stiltsville?

The jobs Americans do.

Spoiler alert: Why the new Bachelorette is a big deal. (And something to watch for.)

All avocados should have these stickers.

Would your children eat these lunches? I’m impressed.

What a fun interview format! Now I want to interview all my friends like this.

Plus, three fun reader comments on dining alone:

Sophie says: “One of my favorite memories was traveling to Portland, Oregon, for my first ever solo trip. The first day I went to Powell’s and bought a book by David Sedaris. I opened it as soon as I sat down in the burger restaurant I’d picked. The burger was delicious, and I still dream about the fries, but the best part was that the book was so funny I started laughing out loud — and soon after, actual tears were streaming down my face. I kept turning the pages with my greasy fingers and wiping my face with dirty napkins and trying not to laugh too loudly.”

Says Dot: “My favorite restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia, gives solo diners some company — a fish swimming in a small glass bowl. I’ve always found that so charming.”

Says Tari: “I was out to dinner with a friend and our kids at a bustling restaurant recently, and there was an older woman, maybe 75, with her iPad and her Bose headphones watching her show and eating a full plate of ribs! She was an inspiration.”

(Photo by India Hobson/Instagram. Outside link via Jocelyn Glei.)